Each year, the San Diego Venture Group selects a small group of nominated start-ups by designating them “COOL Companies”. What does being “COOL” mean? Small or large, SDVG’s COOL Companies represent the innovation taking place in San Diego’s major industries, including life science, technology and finance.
Cypher Genomics, founded from the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), has developed rapid, automated software that turns billions of gigabases of sequencing data into answers. While sequencing a human genome can cost less than $1,000, the clinical interpretation can be worth millions.
Cypher recently collaborated with Sequenom and Celgene to use Cypher’s genomic interpretation technologies to improve clinical diagnostics and drug development, respectively. Cypher also has a number of research collaborations, including with UPenn/CurePSP and Clinic for Special Children, to help find genetic causes of rare diseases.
The 2015 COOL Companies will be featured at the SDVG’s Annual Venture Summit on September 24- 25th at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in Downtown San Diego. The event draws an attendance of over 700 people, including around 100 venture capitalists. Interested in meeting Cypher and the rest of the COOL Companies?
Cypher Genomics was also recently named one of San Diego’s MetroConnect Prize Winners. Read more here.